Ernie Haines started teaching a self-defense class six years ago because his child was being bullied. Before he knew it, he was running one of the top boxing organizations in Wisconsin for professional fighters.
Due to a technical problem, some votes for the People’s Choice Awards were not recorded. The problem has been fixed and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
Every tax season, when people are looking for help to file their forms, low-income individuals are forced to navigate through services that pop up in their neighborhoods and may offer predatory loans, hard-to-notice fees and a mistake-prone tax return. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a commercial preparer.
After resettling in Milwaukee from a Rwandan refugee camp in June, Kabayiza Ntirenganya, who was shot in the foot at age 4 and is disabled, is now facing challenges finding a job.
Walnut Way is one of two community-based organizations in the country to receive a major grant from the Institute for Sustainable Communities this year. The grant will fund solar panel and storm water management projects in Lindsay Heights.
The South Side Safety Summit was part of a larger effort among law enforcement, city officials, community leaders and others to improve the strained relationship between the Milwaukee Police Department and some residents.
The ACLU of Wisconsin, which filed suit against the Milwaukee Police Department last year for practices it charges are unconstitutional and racially discriminatory, recently released three reports community leaders say verify claims of improper police conduct that black residents have made for decades.
More than 80 students and about 20 organizations, including businesses and nonprofits, participated in Reagan High School’s first Opportunity Fair.
Milwaukee has a reputation for being one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. Affordable housing advocates say Mayor Tom Barrett’s goal of building or improving 10,000 housing units in 10 years could help integrate the city.
A dozen organizations and individuals are finalists for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) People’s Choice Award — and you can help choose the winners.